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Old 03-17-2014, 05:53 AM   #1
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I am toying with the idea of doing a trip to the Louisiana cost to dive and spear on the rigs out there.

Its a bit of a haul to get there and the gas cost will be much higher than a regular trip out here.
Can anyone who has dove out there comment if it is worth it?

I have dove many of the wrecks out of Destin and did the chevron not too long ago. Are the LA rigs worth the trip?
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What are your target species?
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It's on my bucket list. Bill, haven't you been out there?
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Been to LA dozens and dozens of times but never rig fishing/diving.
I've always made the winter trip for Lump Tuna on H&L

I have shot one tuna in bluewater but it didn't end pretty

Now here's the good news AA...I (we) have a standing invite from two of the LA dive clubs to come rig dive with them so whenever you're ready just say the word!


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After reading just a few pages of that I am terrified
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After reading just a few pages of that I am terrified
That Rok guy is a soldier. Seen and been involved in a lot of death out there. He was the dive buddy of the kid that died there a couple weeks ago. Maybe at some point, he'll realize that he should take some responsibility in his dive buddies. Especially young/inexperienced divers.

Bill, if you ever have a weekend in mind, let me know. I'd love to go out there and do a day of rig diving.
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Alabama rigs are also loaded. You might have to run a little further to get to some deep water but its good diving. I target AJ's, Ling (later in the summer) and Warsaw mostly on the deep rigs. I stick to my private bottom numbers for Snapper. You can pick up a nice snapper every now and then on the rigs. Night diving on the rigs is also a lot of fun and productive. Shallow rigs off DI hold nice flounder. Dive um at night and you can load up.

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Alabama rigs are also loaded. You might have to run a little further to get to some deep water but its good diving. I target AJ's, Ling (later in the summer) and Warsaw mostly on the deep rigs. I stick to my private bottom numbers for Snapper. You can pick up a nice snapper every now and then on the rigs. Night diving on the rigs is also a lot of fun and productive. Shallow rigs off DI hold nice flounder. Dive um at night and you can load up.

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How far out to the deep rigs and how deep are they for the warsaw? How's the vis on average over there?
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